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The Murder at the Vicarage: A Miss Marple Mystery (Miss Marple Mysteries)
Agatha Christie

MYS CHRISTIE

Agatha Christie’s first ever Miss Marple mystery. From seven potential murderers, Miss Marple must find the suspect who has both motive and opportunity.


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The Mysterious Affair at Styles: A Detective Story
Agatha Christie

MYS CHRISTIE

The heiress of Styles has been murdered by poison slipped into her coffee. The eccentric detective Hercule Poirot is introduced in what is Christie’s first novel and must solve the case.


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The Quiche of Death (Agatha Raisin Mysteries, No. 1)
M. C. Beaton

MYS BEATON

In this first Agatha Raisin mystery, Agatha enters a bake-off, but when the judge dies from her poisoned quiche, she must discover the killer to prove her innocence!


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Coroner's Lunch
Colin Cotterill

MYS COTTERILL

Confronted by murders that may create an international incident between Laos and Vietnam, 72-year-old state coroner Dr. Siri Paiboun keeps his cool in Cotterill’s engaging whodunit, set in Laos a year after the 1975 Communist takeover.


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Lunch at the Piccadilly (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
Clyde Edgerton

EDGERTON

Southern charm, an ear for authentic dialogue, and a great sense of humor are Clyde Edgerton’s trademarks. This book is no exception, following the plights of a lively octogenarian.


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The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax
Dorothy Gilman

MYS PB GILMAN

When Emily Pollifax answers the phone one morning, the voice on the other end belongs to a man from the CIA who asks her if she could leave immediately on a mission that would take her halfway across the world!


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The Blessing Way
Tony Hillerman

MYS PB HILLERMAN

The first of Hillerman’s Navajo Tribal Police mysteries.


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Death at La Fenice: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery
Donna Leon

MYS LEON

Set in Venice, this is the first of Leon’s novels with detective Guido Brunetti, who, while solving the mystery, introduces the reader to Venetian culture.


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Shimura Trouble (Rei Shimura Mysteries (Paperback))
Sujata Massey

MYS MASSEY

Discover urban Japanese life as protagonist Rei uncovers a case of arson that is a cover-up for murder.


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A Morbid Taste for Bones: The First Chronicle of Brother Cadfael
Ellis Peters

MYS PB PETERS

This mediaeval whodunit introduces Brother Cadfael in the first of a series that takes place in Shrewsbury between 1135-1150 during The Anarchy.


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A Carrion Death: Introducing Detective Kubu
Michael Stanley

MYS STANLEY

This novel is a police procedural that also provides an introduction to Botswana as Detective David “Kubu” Bengu of the Botswana Criminal Investigation Department works to solve a multiple murder case.


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The Feng Shui Detective: Feng Shui Detective, #1 (Felony & Mayhem Mysteries)
Nury Vittachi

MYS VITTACHI

This is the first of a series of comedy crime novels following C.F. Wong, a Feng Shui master who specializes in crime scenes. Along with his cohorts, Madame Xu and Dilip Kenneth Sinha (both psychics), he gets drawn into a plot to save a young girl who has an extraordinarily bleak future


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